Reflections on the conference
Held across the University of Melbourne, Australian Catholic University and the University of Divinity, February 14-16, A Baroque Bishop in Colonial Australia was extremely well-attended and well-received by those present. Punctuated by keynotes from international experts across numerous disciplines, the conference gave a sketch of the world during the time of Bishop Goold; from Ireland and Rome to Sydney and Melbourne. This event marked approximately one year of the project and showcased the major avenues of research being undertaken by the ARC project team.
The conference was opened at Government House, and the speech presented by Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC is published here
The program of papers presented can be found here
An short account of the conference can be found in the newsletter of the Australian Province of the Blessed Sacrament Congregation, published here
And finally, the summary of ideas from the conference by Professor Dr. Tanja Michalsky (Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History) was elegantly presented alongside her own photographs and observations from Melbourne. Prof. Dr. Michalsky has kindly sent us the pdf, which is uploaded here.